Two Middle Georgia schools become STEM certified
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two Middle Georgia schools received their STEM certification Thursday afternoon.
Eagle Springs Elementary in Byron and Northside Elementary in Warner Robins were visited by State School Superintendent Richard Woods, who awarded them the honor for their emphasis on scientific fields of study in their lessons.
STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, is a program developed to teach the importance of those particular subjects to children beginning at an early age.
“It gives them the opportunity to really look at analytics and solution building and problem solving,” said Woods. “So it builds upon the core classes and actually puts relevance and reality to what they’re learning in school.”
Eagle Springs and Northside are two of only 30 schools in the entire state of some 2,300 to have become STEM certified.